What Should Tallahassee Eat? – El Jalisco

By William Kristoph

El Jalisco (Apalachee Parkway Location – Tallahassee, FL) Review

El Jalisco Menu - Tallahassee
Cover of the El Jalisco Menu (Tallahassee, FL).

I don’t often venture to a new Mexican restaurant since I already have my favorite. However, I’m not against trying something new and when a friend called and suggested that we meet up at El Jalisco I figured it was a good opportunity to try something new. The company was great, the service was attentive and although I didn’t really care for my dinner, I’d try El Jalisco again in the future. In fact, out of four of us, I was the only negative as far as I could tell, since everyone else seemed to enjoy their meal.

Chicken Fajitas

Generally, when I head to a Mexican restaurant I’m going for the fajitas. I can make tacos at home and be satisfied. The same goes for a burrito. For some reason, fajitas are one of those dishes that I’m just not happy with when I make it. So the obvious dinner choice for me at El Jalisco was Chicken Fajitas. Overall, it wasn’t the best. The chicken was overcooked and the seasoning lacked. It also had yellow squash in the mix, which I’ve seen before, but I’m not a fan of in my fajitas. I wouldn’t order them again, I’d go for one of the dishes that my friends ate, whether it is the Taco Dinner or a Chili Burrito.

Service and Seating

El Jalisco had plenty of seating for larger parties. The location (where Nino used to be) is just a bit out of town, but it’s not a long drive. There’s plenty of parking and it’s a nice place to sit down and have a meal. The service was attentive, accurate and friendly without being overbearing.


I wish I enjoyed my dinner as much as my friends, but I didn’t. For now, I’m rating El Jalisco “I didn’t like it” on Urbanspoon. But, I’m open to checking it out again for something other than the fajitas.

El Jalisco on Urbanspoon

7 thoughts on “What Should Tallahassee Eat? – El Jalisco”

    1. La Fiesta is my favorite by far. It’s one that Mike and I disagree on big time. Haha. I like San Miguel and I think La Hacienda was better years ago. I used to love their Chicken Nachos, but it’s far from me and I thought it wasn’t quite as good as it used to be.

      1. The last time I was at La Fiesta I ended up on our bathroom floor. Assuming this is not the normal dining experience, I’d be willing to check them out again since the incident occurred almost 8 years ago.

        I’ve been wanting to try that El Jalisco. I like the one on Monroe. That was one of our favorite places on Tally’s Mexican Mile.

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